A wakizashi or ko-wakizashi in mijingai-nuri saya decorated with a crayfish Edo Period
Sold for £562 (US$ 921) inc. premium
Chinese & other Asian Works of Art
27 Feb 2013 10:30 GMT
A wakizashi or ko-wakizashi in mijingai-nuri saya decorated with a crayfish
The unsigned blade, mounted in buke-zukuri koshirae, hirazukuri with single mekugi-ana and yasurime [urumu];
nagasa nearly 32cm (12½in)
Provenance: The Property of a Lady. Collected by Dr. Richard Brown, a colleague of the eminent Sinologist, Dr. Norman Bethune who died in 1939.
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